Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.6.06

An abbreviated Buzz today, due to press of other deadlines.

Nuclear meltdown caused hundreds of cancers, study says
It's been 47 years since a nuclear reactor went haywire at Rocketdyne's lab in the hills above Chatsworth, but info is stil proving hard to pin down. Boeing, the site's current owner, won't even reveal which way the wind was blowing that day. A federally funded study concludes that up 280-1,800 cancers may have resulted. Boeing disputes all the conclusions. LAT, Daily News
Worst-ever near-miss at LAX
A SkyWest pilot can be heard hyperventilating after his jet aborted takeoff Saturday and stopped just 100 feet short of another jet on the runway. LAT
New publisher claims open mind on LAT cuts
David Hiller says he would get to know the Times before proposing budget reductions, acknowledges he and Dean Baquet will both evaluate if the editor still fits in. Hiller met with newsroom staff and later talked with L.A. business leaders in Century City. Ex-publisher Jeff Johnson says he felt Tribune was thwarting his growth plans for the paper. Friday coverage in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times mainbar and sidebar on Hiller, Washington Post. Also: Baquet supported at We Get Email.
Gay marriage still illegal
A state appeals court upheld Proposition 22's ban on same-sex marriage in California. Case goes to the state Supreme Court. LAT, DN
UTLA teachers reject Villaraigosa's school role
Although the union cut a deal with the mayor, rank-and-file members voted to repudiate the new law. Meanwhile, board president Marlene Canter continues her no-win showdown with Villaraigosa over the superintendent selection.
Dodgers got nuthin'
They fall 4-1 and trail the Mets 2 games to zip coming home for Saturday's game. Beimel admits he cut his hand in a bar, not a hotel as he told team officials.
American Reporter turns 3,000
The online newspaper edited by ex-Angeleno Joe Shea went on the web in 1995 and today posts its 3,000th edition.

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